The undersigned hereby makes application to work in county right-of-way with a purpose of utility
construction, entryway construction, or temporary private utilities, as described below.
1. The utility will be installed and maintained in such a safe and proper condition that it will not
interfere with or endanger travel upon said roadways. During installation the applicant agrees to
conform to the standard for traffic control as outlined in the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform
Traffic Control Devices. The applicant must cease all operations until all traffic control standards are
2. Applicant shall contact the Public Works Department Utility Division twenty-four hours prior to
starting your project to schedule inspection. Applicant shall provide the Kansas One-Call
confirmation number upon request.
3. All overhead and underground installation shall conform to clearance standards of the KDOT Utility
Policy and/or National Electric Safety Code. All underground installations shall be laid at a minimum
depth of 72” below crown grade or no less than 36” below ditch grade, or unless otherwise directed
by the Public Works Department. Publicly dedicated alleys will have an exception for minimum
depth of no less than 24”.
4. All asphalt roads and Rural Secondary (RS) Routes will require road bores and utility encasement.
5. Within seven (7) days after the completion date or repair to an existing utility, all excess dirt or
obstruction caused by the installation or repair must be removed. The area shall be restored to good
condition by the applicant so as not to interfere with normal maintenance of the public road right-ofway.
Normal mounding and rounding of extra material over trenches or around poles would not be
considered an obstruction. Allowances for inclement weather conditions may be made in completing
the repair work. Should these items not be completed, the owner agrees to reimburse Finney County
Public Works Department for any expenditure that may be incurred to correct a problem.
6. In conjunction with a planned public improvement project, the County may require the relocation of
said utility described by this permit in order to conform to said requirement, the owner binds himself,
his successors and assigns, to relocate or alter said utility within a reasonable length of time without
cost to the County.
7. Failure to abide by the conditions in this permit may result in immediate suspension of this permit,
resulting in immediate stoppage of all construction work until issues are corrected.
8. The purpose of this permit is to manage the use of public road rights-of-way by public or private
utility companies. However, private utility companies shall need to obtain authorization from the
appropriate property owner for the establishment of their utilities. Public utility companies have been
granted authority by law to place their utilities within public road rights-of-way as long as it does not
interfere with or endanger travel on said roadway. By this permit, Finney County reserves the right to
impose current county requirements when applicable to this project, but no such county requirement
may be in conflict with any federal or state law, code or regulation.
9. Temporary private utilities will be allowed access to right-of-ways through a temporary permit under
the following conditions: Temporary permits will be issued for 90 days. Permits may be renewed
twice before lines must be removed to allow access for county maintenance of the ditches. For each
day temporary lines are left beyond the allowed time, a fine of $200 will be assessed. If the county
has to remove abandoned temporary lines, the utility owner will be assessed the clean-up costs as
well as any fines that have accrued.
10. The applicant shall assume all risk and liability for accidents and damages that may occur to persons
or property if arising from the work performed by the applicant and attributed to the direct and sole
negligence of the applicant and shall hold Finney County harmless therefrom.
Work shall not commence under this permit until the applicant and/or his contractor has furnished
proof of adequate liability insurance to the Finney County Public Works Department.
In consideration of the benefits accruing to the applicant by reason of the foregoing permit
agreement, this said agreement is hereby accepted by the applicant. The applicant hereby agrees to comply
with all of the terms, provisions, stipulations and conditions contained in this permit and in the Finney
County Utility Policy, Resolution No. 18-2004. The applicant shall notify Finney County Public Works
Utility Division for final inspection of work.
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